This cat picture stood out. I have seen many cats hugging each other, lying next to each other, touching each other and so on but I not seen such an overt example of feline emotion through a hug as this one.
These are red tabbies. This particular coat type and colour is popular and when I see it it makes me wonder if a cat’s character is somehow linked to their coat. Some people think that it is. Some say that tortoiseshell cats have catitude meaning attitude! They believe that torties and calicos (the American name for tortoiseshell-and-white) are fiesty. Regarding the red tabby some people believe they are leaders! Let’s call them amiable alpha cats.
I remember being in Malta to see a wonderful lady, Martha Kane, who with her equally wonderful husband rescued cats. I went around with Richard one evening going into the balmy night feeding and caring for feral cats. Martha looked after quite a large number of cats at her home and one of them was a red tabby whose name was Fredu. She felt that he was the leader of the group at her home. It was the first time I had heard that red tabbies can be leaders.
I don’t know if it is true but Martha was a great cat lady (she died recently and too early). I photographed her Fredu and used the photograph to illustrate a page on red tabby cats.
Personally, I really like red tabbies. Some people refer to them as yellow cats. I am not sure why. Or ginger cats…or orange! The more accurate description is red tabby I believe.
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